My Neighbor Alice, the web3 farming and building game reminiscent of Stardew Valley, prepares to launch into season 3 of their alpha. And this season brings a number of big updates, including crafting, connection to the Chromia appnet, and a free trial system for players who don’t own any land plots for the game!
Customization is the theme of season 3. After already introducing resource gathering through activities such as fishing and farming, My Neighbor Alice is now ready to open up crafting in their game. Players will have access to a new crafting system, allowing them to create wearable items for their avatars and decorations for their land plots.
At the end of Alpha Season 3, all reward items and items that players crafted using ALICE tokens will migrate to Season 4 with no action required by the player. However, all other items will be wiped for the next phase.
This season also brings a partnership with the real life brand Elle. Players will be able to engage in special quests and earn Elle branded, decorative item NFTs from the “MOTS D’AMOUR” collection.
Participants can play for free in season 3 via a borrowing system. This system lets players make use of a free, though limited, parcel of land from the Alice Foundation. Players will need a WalletConnect compatible wallet for authentication. If this is something that you are interested in, you may want to fill out the pre-registration form. It seems like they may have limited slots available for this playtest.
Season 3 of My Neighbor Alice begins on June 27th and runs through August 8th.
For this season, My Neighbor Alice is moving to their own appnet on Chromia. This means if you want to use ALICE tokens in-game (such as for crafting exclusive items), they will need to be bridged over from Binance Smart Chain. We’re still waiting on details about this bridge feature. Keep an eye on the Chromia Twitter feed and the social channels for My Neighbor Alice for further into.
Chromia offers several benefits, including free transactions, fast and efficient storage of data, and decentralized game logic. In addition, player sign in and progress are handled entirely on-chain, removing reliance on centralized services such as AWS. Every action performed in the game, such as fishing, farming, crafting, questing, is recorded and validated on the blockchain.
What is My Neighbor Alice?
My Neighbor Alice is a multiplayer blockchain-based building and farming game. Players can own and buy virtual islands and meet friends while building and collecting items. The game is sort of a multiplayer, Stardew Valley. Players grow crops, fish, craft, decorate, and trade. But My Neighbor Alice has quite a bit of complexity to it. For example, each body of water has a different selection of fish in it — with different fish preferring different types of bait!
My Neighbor Alice includes a companion mobile app called Alice’s Wardrobe. Players can decorate their avatar in this app and then save their appearance to the blockchain for use in the main game. They also have their own marketplace, with item transactions using the game’s ALICE token.
My Neighbor Alice is currently in alpha testing.